Material Breakdown

In this one week experimental imaging course, we employed explorative techniques to better understand how the aural and tactile qualities of a material change when manipulated.

Using over 400 individual frames, we created a stop motion video to illustrate the various shapes a single piece of aluminum foil can take when molded in a repetitive manner. The facets of the foil, initially large and reflective, become brittle, dull in color, and weaken in structure.

Earlier explorations included long exposure photography and light painting. We were interested in capturing gesture and expression represented in a long moment paint on the frame instead of a fraction of a second. To this end, we aimed to add an element of extended time to the photographic narrative.